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Science(ish) : Peculiar Science Behind the Movies - Rick Edwards


Peculiar Science Behind the Movies

Paperback Published: 5th July 2018
ISBN: 9781786492234
Number Of Pages: 272

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Jack Sheppard - a transgender carpenter's apprentice - has fled his master's house to become a notorious prison break artist, and Bess Munshi has escaped the draining of the fenlands to become a revolutionary mastermind. Together, they find themselves at the center of a web of corruption leading back to the dreaded Thief-Catcher General...

Or so we are told in a mysterious manuscript unearthed by one Professor R. Voth. Voth traces the origins and authenticity of the manuscript as Jack and Bess trace the connections between the bowels of Newgate Prison and the dissection chambers of the Royal College, in a bawdy collision of a novel about gender, love, and liberation.

About the Author

Jordy Rosenberg is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches eighteenth-century literature and queer/trans theory. He lives in New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts. Confessions of the Fox is his first novel.

Industry Reviews

Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it. * Dara O Briain *
Fun, scary answers to the "sci" in sci-fi movies. * The New Scientist *
Fascinating and hilarious. * Richard Osman, co-host of Pointless *
If you are a geek, a film buff, curious or simply want to know whether you still get BO in space, this is the book you have got to have. * Kate Humble *
It's the kind of book I love. -- Joel Dommett * Shortlist *
Explores everything from the ins and outs of black holes (Interstellar) to artificial intelligence (Ex Machina)... Edwards and Brooks don't take themselves too seriously and their cartoon heads pop up throughout deconstructing the films wittily while explaining the underlying science simply. * Sunday Times *

Deeply funny, academically accomplished, and unfalteringly engaging. Entertaining as it may be, it's difficult to escape the fact that Edwards and Brooks have just made the world of popular science much harder work for the rest of us.

* Ben Miller - comedian and author of It's Not Rocket Science *

Introduction 1
The Martian 2
Jurassic Park 3
Interstellar 4
Planet of the Apes 5
Back to the Future 6
28 Days Later 7
The Matrix 8
Gattaca 9
Ex Machina 10
Alien 11
Acknowledgements 12

ISBN: 9781786492234
ISBN-10: 1786492237
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th July 2018
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.3

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